Directorate: Children's Services
Starting salary: JG6:- £25,481 per annum pro rata
Location: Based in Weston-super-Mare
Hours: 18.5 hours per week
Closing date: Thursday 28 January 2021
An exciting opportunity of a part time post for an experienced Family Support Worker to join The Consult Team in the North Somerset Fostering Service.
The Consult Team is key in supporting, promoting and enhancing placement stability for all our vulnerable children and young people placed with foster carers. If successful, you will be working alongside a Consultant Social Worker and another Family Support Worker to provide crucial services to our children and young people, and their carers. You will provide advice as well as doing direct work, using therapeutic and theraplay approaches and principles such as DDP, Theraplay and NVR, individually or in a group, with the children and young people and their foster carers.
This child-centred and essential service has been recognised and praised by recent Ofsted Inspection as a contributing factor to the good outcome for our children and young people.
We are ambitious for our children in foster care, aiming to provide high standard of care and stability, enjoying, thriving and achieving, reaching full their potential. We are trauma-informed in our practice and are very proud to be the first in the South West Region to implement Mockingbird Family Model.
This post is exempt under the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions) Order 1975 and is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.
North Somerset Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sections of our community regardless of age, disability, sex, race, religion, belief or sexual orientation. North Somerset Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Want to know more and apply?
For an informal discussion, please contact Shelagh Hoad on 07881 267475 or Jess Cowan on 07584 607199.
Visit www.n-somerset.gov.uk/jobs to download an application pack and apply online.
Anticipated interview date: Friday 12 February 2021